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Express Solicitors appoints Charles Layfield as Chairman Non-Executive Director

Express Solicitors appoints Charles Layfield as Chairman Non-Executive Director


Express Solicitors, a leading personal injury law firm, is intensifying its growth strategy with key appointments to its senior team

The recent addition of Charles Layfield as Chairman Non-Executive Director underscores the firm's commitment to navigating the next phase of business expansion. Layfield, with extensive experience in legal, insurance, and related sectors, is entrusted with preparing the firm for sustained growth.

Express Solicitors CEO, James Maxey, expressed enthusiasm about Layfield's arrival, noting the firm's recent achievements, including increased turnover, profitability, a new office in south Manchester, brand refresh, and expanded customer support. Maxey highlighted the firm's commitment to continuous improvement and expects Layfield to play a pivotal role in shaping Express Solicitors' future trajectory.

Charles Layfield, excited about joining Express Solicitors, commended the firm's upward trajectory and its resilience in challenging market conditions. Layfield, bringing energy and experience, expressed eagerness to contribute to the firm's ongoing success.

Layfield's appointment follows a series of strategic moves, including the acquisitions of Jefferies Solicitors and Amelans Solicitors. The firm has also witnessed developments such as a renewed focus on serious injury work and expansions within the Occupier and Public Liability team, with the addition of several new partners.

Recent additions to the Occupier and Public Liability team include Monina Ramsden, Sukhdev Chhokar, Nicola Simmons, Michael Hardacre, Kerry Millward, and Peter Bancroft. The Costs department has welcomed Paul Kimber as a Partner, following his transition from the Amelans acquisition.

Express Solicitors remains committed to growth, actively recruiting talent across all departments. The firm, recognized for its dedication to investment in people, particularly law graduates and paralegals, offers extensive training and defined career pathways. As part of its expansion plans, Express Solicitors is in the final stages of relocating all staff to newly refurbished offices in south Manchester, providing additional space for future growth.